2011: A year for the app stores

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We take a look at how the major app stores performed in 2011, identifying the store that saw the most growth, the one that generated the most revenue, and the world's most downloaded app of the year.

Sony Leaves Rear-Projection TV Market

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Sony is dropping its money-losing rear-projection TV business worldwide to focus on two flat panel technologies - liquid crystal display and organic light-emitting diode, the company said Thursday. According to Sony Corp. spokesman Shinji Obana,...

Acer Eyes the SMB Market

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Taiwan PC vendor Acer, which has been focusing on the consumer market and fighting for space in retail stores, is turning its attention back to the North American small- and midsized-business market. The company announced...

McAfee buys into encryption market

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McAfee has agreed to acquire encryption expert SafeBoot for $350m in cash. SafeBoot markets data protection software that uses encryption and access protection. The technology primarily targets mobile computers. The privately held firm is based...

Intel says it's regaining market share

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Intel Chairman Craig Barrett on Thursday said the microchip maker is regaining market share against Advanced Micro Devices and that its performance is looking "pretty good." Barrett also told Reuters in an interview that the...

Apache Market Share Slips Below 50%

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A new study by internet monitoring firm Netcraft has revealed that Apache, a popular open-source HTTP server, has now dropped to below 50% of the market. Out of 127,961,479 websites looked at, the sruvey found...

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